I will assume it's because I knew my wedding would be a success. But this marathon? Who knows! I started dreaming out loud about my time goals to hubby yesterday. While I can't say for certain exactly what I'm aiming for, I can say that my competitive nature came out a little. There are people I want to BEAT. Don't hate, you know it's true. I know, I know...it's all about finishing, blah blah blah.
But straight up? I want to beat Oprah.
For your enjoyment, here are the people I hope to beat this Saturday:
Oprah Winfrey: 1994 Marine Corp Marathon, 4:29:15
Mario Lopez: 2002 Boston Marathon (5:41:42)
Apparently Slater ran a lot faster yesterday at the NYC Marathon, but I prefer this goal. Much more attainable. Is it weird for anyone else to see his actual name? He will always be Slater to me.
I'm sorry, was I saying something? Seem to have lost my train of thought....abs.....oh! People I want to beat, right. Next up:
Al Gore: 1997 Marine Corp Marathon (4:54:25)
You may have invented the internet, my friend, but I hope to obliterate your marathon time.
Katie Holmes: 2007 New York City Marathon (5:29:28)
Just squeezing in under the 5:30 mark is Mrs. Tom Cruise. Also just squeezing in are her breasts. Really Katie? All that money and NO sports bra?
Jared Fogle: 2010 New York City Marathon (5:13:28)
Sorry, but after a marathon I'm going to need a lot more than a footlong (#TWSS) from Subway!
So - who would you most want to beat in a marathon? From this list or anyone else you can think of!
I wasn't kidding about Oprah! In all honesty, the fact that these people have finished a marathon is incredible, and no matter the time it is a huge accomplishment. But since I'm hovering around the idea of a 4:30 time goal, Oprah seems like a great person to beat!
Are you a competitive person? What spurs you on most - beating personal goals or beating others?
I'm hugely competitive. Of course I want to compete to the best of my ability and rack up PRs, but I definitely get a little boost when I realize I can beat someone! This goes for....everything, not just running. I can get a little riled up playing some intense board games!